2012 Meeting Schedule

Minneapolis City Planning Commission Agenda

Regular Meeting

August 13, 2012

4:30 p.m. - City Hall, 350 S 5th St - Room 317, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commissioners: President Motzenbecker, Cohen, Huynh, Kronzer, Luepke-Pier, Mammen, Schiff, Tucker and Wielinski – 9

Committee Clerk: Lisa Baldwin (612) 673-3710

Call to order

Approval of the Agenda

Committee of the Whole Consent Agenda – August 2, 2012

1.  Land Sale – 2723 Polk St NE (Staff: Haila Maze

Review for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan the sale of 2723 Polk St NE for the development of a single family home.

Recommended Action: Approve the staff report – the item is consistent with The Minneapolis Plan.

Public Hearings

Introduction to the Public Hearing

Public Hearing

1.  City Walk Uptown (RLS-66, Ward: 10), 1312 Lake St W (Janelle Widmeier).

Staff report

A. Registered Land Survey: Application by Uptown Gassen LLC for a preliminary and final registered land survey subdivision for the property located at 1312 Lake St W. The purpose of this subdivision is to facilitate financing of the City Walk Uptown project, previously approved by the Planning Commission, by delineating various tracts within the project to be financed by different lenders.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission approve the preliminary and final Registered Land Survey application for property located at 1312 Lake St W, subject to the following conditions:

  1. This RLS creates certain tracts (namely, Tracts A, B, C, D and F) that, if separately redeveloped, would not meet the requirements of the zoning and subdivision ordinances for street frontage, lot area and width, and the prohibition against lots with more than five sides at ground level. Approval of this RLS does not constitute approval for the separate redevelopment of any tract if such tract does not comply with applicable zoning and subdivision ordinances.

  2. This action of the Planning Commission shall be recorded with Hennepin County at or prior to such time as the signed RLS is presented for recording with Hennepin County.

2.  3901 Abbott Ave S(BZZ-5662 and MS-225, Ward: 13), 3901 Abbott Ave S (Shanna Sether).

Staff report

A. Variance: Application by Ryan Watts and Brandon Megal, on behalf of Albert Greenberg, for a variance to increase the maximum height from 2 ½ stories, not to exceed 30 feet, to 3 stories, approximately 33 feet 60 inches to allow for the construction of a new single-family dwelling for the property located at 3901 Abbott Ave S in the R1 Single-Family District:

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the variance to increase the maximum height from 2 ½ stories, not to exceed 30 feet, to 3 stories, approximately 33 feet 6 inches measured to the midpoint of the gable roof on a proposed single-family dwelling located at 3901 Abbott Ave S (Parcel B) in the R1 Single-Family District, subject to the following conditions: 

  1. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.

  2. All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

B. Minor Subdivision: Application by Ryan Watts and Brandon Megal, on behalf of Albert Greenberg, for a minor subdivision to create two lots at 3901 Abbott Ave S.

Recommended Motion: The Community Planning and Economic Development Department – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the minor subdivision that would create two lots at 3901 Abbott Ave S, subject to the following condition of approval:

  1. The applicant shall provide all necessary easements to the City of Minneapolis to allow for access to the catch basin, surface storage basin and pipe connecting to the City’s utility system.

3. 3128 E 25th St (BZZ-5622, Ward: 2), 3128 E 25th St (Kimberly Holien). This item was continued from the July 16 and July 30, 2012 meetings.

Staff report

A: Variance: Application by Matthew Buzzard for a variance to reduce the required front yard setback adjacent to 32nd Ave S on a reverse corner lot to allow for a dormer addition for property located at 3128 E 25th St.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the variance to reduce the required front yard along 32nd Ave to approximately 12.2 feet to allow for a dormer addition to an existing duplex on a reverse corner lot located at 3128 E 25th St, subject to the following conditions:

 

B. Nonconforming Use Expansion: Application by Matthew Buzzard for an expansion of non-conforming use for a dormer addition to a legal non-conforming duplex at 3128 E 25th St, in the R1A, Single-family district.    

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development - Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for an expansion of a legal nonconforming use to the expansion of a dormer in a duplex located at 3128 E 25th St.

4. Brunsfield Place(BZZ-5656, Wards: 5 and 7), 915 Washington Ave N (Becca Farrar).

Staff report

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Julie Snow Architects, Inc., on behalf of Brunsfield Place, LLC, for a conditional use permit to allow 6 surface parking stalls in the DP (Downtown Parking) Overlay District for the property located at 915 Washington Ave N.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the application for a conditional use permit to allow 6 surface parking stalls on the premises for a new mixed-use development located in the B4N (Downtown Neighborhood) District and DP (Downtown Parking) Overlay District, on the property located at 915 Washington Ave N to the August 27, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

B. Site Plan Review: Application by Julie Snow Architects, Inc., on behalf of Brunsfield Place, LLC, for a site plan review to allow for the construction of a new 6-story, mixed-use development that includes a total of 50 market-rate apartments, 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial/retail space, a total of 50 parking spaces within an underground parking garage and 6 surface parking spaces. The property is zoned B4N (Downtown Neighborhood) District and is located in the DP (Downtown Parking) Overlay District for the property located at 915 Washington Ave N.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development– Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the site plan review application to allow for a new 6-story, mixed-use development that includes a total of 50 market-rate apartments, 7,000 square feet of ground floor commercial/retail space, a total of 58 parking spaces within an underground parking garage and 6 surface parking spaces on the property located at 915 Washington Ave N to the August 27, 2012, Planning Commission meeting.

5. River of Life Lutheran Church Overnight Shelter (BZZ-5654, Ward: 5), 1110 22nd Ave N/2200 Fremont Ave N (Aly Pennucci).

Staff report

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Allysen Hoberg of St. Stephens Human Services, on behalf of River of Life Lutheran Church, for a conditional use permit to allow an overnight shelter accessory to an existing place of assembly located at 1110 22nd Ave N / 2200 Fremont Ave N.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development - Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the conditional use permit application to allow an overnight shelter accessory to a religious institution place of assembly located at 1110 22nd Ave N / 2200 Fremont Ave N, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within one year of approval.

  2. The use shall comply with the standards for overnight shelters required by section 537.110 of the zoning code. 

6. Remington Campus Apartments (BZZ-5641 and MS-224, Ward: 3), 414 7th Ave SE (Becca Farrar). This item was continued from the July 30, 2012 meeting.

Staff report

A. Rezoning: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a petition to rezone the property located at 414 7th Ave SE from the R2B (Two-family) district to the R5 (Multiple-family) district. The UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development - Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt the findings and approve the rezoning petition to change the zoning classification of the property located at 414 7th Ave SE from the R2B district to the R5 district. The UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

B. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 700 square feet per dwelling unit to 647 square feet per dwelling unit, or a variance of approximately 8% for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 700 square feet per dwelling unit to 647 square feet per dwelling unit, or a variance of approximately 8% in the R5 district within the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

C. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the required setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 7 feet, 3 inches for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the required setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 7 feet, 3 inches for the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

D. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement for the existing building from 103 spaces to 80 spaces for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the off-street parking requirement from 103 spaces to 80 spaces for the existing building on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE subject to the following condition:

  1. The parking lot shall be restriped per the site plan submitted.

E. Minor Subdivision: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a minor subdivision to allow for the adjustment of the east property line. The land that would be conveyed to the abutting parcel to the east upon the approval of the minor subdivision would be an area that is 30 feet, 9 inches wide by 160 feet long, or approximately 4,920 square feet for property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission approve the minor subdivision application to allow for the adjustment of the east property line on the property located at 414 7th Ave SE.

7. Andrew Riverside Apartments (BZZ-5608, Ward: 3), 401 8th Ave SE (412 8th Ave SE) (Becca Farrar).

Staff report 

Site plan

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of a new multiple-family building in the R5 district from 4 stories or 56 feet to 5 stories or 56 feet for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of a new multiple-family building in the R5 district from 4 stories or 56 feet to 5 stories or 56 feet on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE subject to the following condition:

  1. The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within one year of approval.

B. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the minimum lot area requirement from 522 square feet per dwelling unit to 485 square feet per dwelling unit or a variance of approximately 7% in order to allow for the construction of 56 dwelling units for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application to reduce the minimum lot area per dwelling unit from 522 square feet per dwelling unit to 485 square feet per dwelling unit or a variance of approximately 7% in order to allow for the construction of 56 dwelling units on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

C. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to increase the maximum F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio) of the proposed development from 2.8 to approximately 2.85 or a variance of approximately 2%for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to increase the maximum F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio) of the proposed development from 2.8 to approximately 2.85 or a variance of approximately 2% on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

D. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the front yard setback requirement along the east property line adjacent to 8th Ave SE to allow for various encroachments including a patio and benches for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the front yard setback requirement along the east property line adjacent to 8th Ave SE to allow for patio, bench and canopy encroachments on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

E. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the corner side yard setback requirement along the south property line adjacent to 4th St SE from 15 feet to approximately 6 feet for the building and to allow a pergola/fencing encroachment for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the corner side yard setback requirement along the south property line adjacent to 4th St SE from 15 feet to approximately 6 feet for the building and to allow a pergola/fencing encroachment and a 7-foot wide walkway on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

F. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback requirement along the north property line from 15 feet to 13 feet for the building due to a residential entrance and to allow various encroachments including patios, bicycle racks, a generator, and a transformer for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the interior side yard setback requirement along the north property line from 15 feet to 13 feet for the building due to a residential entrance and to allow various encroachments including patios, bicycle racks, a generator, and a transformer on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

G. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the rear yard setback requirement along the west property line to allow patio encroachments for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the rear yard setback requirement along the west property line to allow patio encroachments on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

H. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the required off-St parking for the residential component of the development from 74 spaces to 43 spaces for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the required off-street parking for the residential component of the development from 74 spaces to 43 spaces on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

I. Variance: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a variance to reduce the required off-St parking for the church component of the project from 19 spaces to zero for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the required off-street parking for the church component of the project from 19 spaces to zero on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE.

J. Site Plan Review: Application by CPM Development, LLC, for a site plan review to allow for the construction of a new 5-story, 56-foot tall, multi-family residential building with 56 units and an approximately 4,630 square foot ground level space to be used by the Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church. The property is zoned R5 (Multiple-family) District and is located in the UA (University Area) Overlay District for the properties located at 401 and 412 8th Ave SE. 

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development– Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission approve the site plan review application for a new 5-story, 56-foot tall, multi-family residential building with 56 units and 147 bedrooms with an approximately 4,630 square foot ground level space to be used by the Andrew Riverside Presbyterian Church 39-unit, residential development on the property located at 401 8th Ave SE subject to the following conditions:

  1. All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

  2. Planning Staff review and approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

  3. At least 20% of the units shall meet the definition of affordable housing and continue to do so for the next 15 years. 

  4. All ground level required window openings shall remain unobstructed.

  5. A site plan shall be submitted for the surface parking lot located on the property at 412 8th Avenue SE that meets the design and maintenance provisions as outlined in Chapter 530 of the Zoning Code.

8. WaHu Student Housing (BZZ-5638, Ward: 2), 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE (Becca Farrar). This item was continued from the July 30, 2012 meeting.

Staff report

Site plan

A. Rezoning: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a petition to rezone the property located at 1016 Washington Ave SE from the C2 (Neighborhood Corridor Commercial) district to the C3A (Community Activity Center) district. Both the PO (Pedestrian-Oriented) Overlay District and UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development - Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt the findings and approve the rezoning petition to change the zoning classification of the property located at 1016 Washington Ave SE from the C2 district to the C3A district. The Stadium Village Area PO (Pedestrian Oriented) Overlay District and UA (University Area) Overlay District will be maintained.

B. Conditional Use Permit: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a conditional use permit to increase the maximum permitted height of a mixed-use building from 4 stories or 56 feet to approximately 11 stories or 132 feet at the tallest point for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a conditional use permit to allow an increase in height to 4 stories or 56 feet to approximately 6 stories and 11 stories or 132 feet at the tallest point for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE subject to the following conditions of approval:

  1. The conditional use permit shall be recorded with Hennepin County as required by Minn. Stat. 462.3595, subd. 4 before building permits may be issued or before the use or activity requiring a conditional use permit may commence. Unless extended by the zoning administrator, the conditional use permit shall expire if it is not recorded within one year of approval.

  2. Only a portion of the subject building located at the intersection of Huron Boulevard SE and University Ave SE is 11 stories or 132 feet per the submitted plans.

C. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to increase the maximum permitted Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R.) from 4.32 to 5.14 for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to allow an increase in the maximum allowable floor area ratio (FAR) from 4.32 to 5.14 for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

D. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to reduce the setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 0 feet at the closest point for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the setback along the east interior side yard from 15 feet to 0 feet at the closest point for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE subject to the following condition of approval:

  1. The setback reductions delineated on the final plans shall match the submitted plans.

E. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to allow for an increase in the maximum retail size from 8,000 square feet up to 18,500 square feet for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to allow for an increase in the maximum retail size from 8,000 square feet up to 18,500 square feet for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE subject to the following condition of approval:

  1. A floor plan shall be submitted for the larger commercial tenant space in order to verify that the layout does not affect required window openings. No shelving, signage, merchandise, newspaper racks or other mechanisms shall be placed in front of the required ground level transparent windows.

G. Variance: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a variance to reduce the parking requirement for the residential component of the development in the UA district from 356 spaces to 336 spaces for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission adopt the findings and approve the application for a variance to reduce the parking requirement for the residential component of the development in the UA Overlay District from 356 spaces to 336 spaces for the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

H. Site Plan Review: Application by BKV Group, Inc., on behalf of CPM Development, for a site plan review to allow for the construction of a new 6 and 11-story mixed-use development that includes 333 residential dwelling units with 790 bedrooms and approximately 30,500 square feet of ground level commercial/retail space for properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development– Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission approve the site plan review application for the construction of a new 6 and 11-story mixed-use development that includes 333 residential dwelling units with 790 bedrooms and approximately 30,500 square feet of ground level commercial/retail space on the properties located at 1016, 1024, and 1032 Washington Ave SE, 1025 Delaware St SE, and 2408 University Ave SE subject to the following conditions:

  1. All site improvements shall be completed by August 13, 2013, unless extended by the Zoning Administrator, or the permit may be revoked for non-compliance.

  2. Planning Staff review and approval of the final site, elevation, landscaping and lighting plans before building permits may be issued.

  3. A floor plan shall be submitted for the larger commercial tenant space in order to verify that the layout does not affect required window openings. No shelving, signage, merchandise, newspaper racks or other mechanisms shall be placed in front of the required ground level transparent windows.

  4. No shelving, signage, merchandise, newspaper racks or other mechanisms shall be placed in front of the required ground level transparent windows in each commercial tenant space.

  5. Incorporation of windows, entries, recesses, projections or other architectural elements along the east elevation of the proposed building to break up the blank uninterrupted walls that exceed 25 feet in width per Section 530.120 of the Zoning Code.

9. Park Vista (BZZ-5660 and PL-246, Ward: 7), 110 and 124 12th Ave S and 1102 2nd St S (Becca Farrar).

Staff report

A. Conditional Use Permit: Application by Shamrock Development, Inc., to amend the conditional use permit for a planned unit development for the properties located at 110 and 124 12th Ave S, and 1102 2nd St S.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the conditional use permit for a planned unit development for property located at 110 and 124 – 12th Ave S and 1102 – 2nd St S to the August 27, 2012, City Planning Commission meeting.

B. Site Plan Review: Application by Shamrock Development, Inc., to amend the site plan review application to allow for the construction of a new 12-story, residential development that includes a total of 169 condominium units and 319 parking spaces within an underground parking garage. The property is zoned C3A (Community Activity Center) District and is located in the DH (Downtown Height), DP (Downtown Parking) and MR (Mississippi River Critical Area) Overlay Districts for the properties located at 110 and 124 12th Ave S, and 1102 2nd St S.

Recommended Motion: The Community Planning and Economic Development - Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the site plan review application for a new 12-story, residential development that includes a total of 169 condominium units and 319 parking spaces within an underground parking garage located at 110 and 124 – 12th Ave S and 1102 – 2nd St S to the August 27, 2012, City Planning Commission meeting.

C. Plat: Application by Shamrock Development, Inc., for a final plat for the properties located at 110 and 124 12th Ave S, and 1102 2nd St S.

Recommended Motion: The Community Planning and Economic Development Department – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission continue the final plat for property located at 110 and 124 – 12th Ave S and 1102 – 2nd St S to the August 27, 2012, City Planning Commission meeting.

10. Zoning Code Text Amendment (Ward: All) (Joe Bernard).

Staff report

Code text

A. Text Amendment: Amending Title 20 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code, as follows:

Amending Chapter 536 related to the Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for an exception to the minimum window requirement for film, video and audio production uses through a specific development standard for these uses. 

Recommended Motion: The Community Planning and Economic Development Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt the findings and approve the zoning code text amendment, amending chapter 536 to allow for an exception to the minimum window requirement for film, video and audio production uses through a specific development standard for these uses.

11.  Zoning Code Text Amendment (Ward: All) (Brad Ellis).

Staff report

Code text

A. Text Amendment: Amending Title 20, Chapter 520 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code: Introductory Provisions. 

Amending Title 20, Chapter 536 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code: Specific Development Standards. 

Amending Title 20, Chapter 541 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code: Off-Street Parking and Loading. 

Amending Title 20, Chapter 548 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code: Commercial Districts. 

Amending Title 20, Chapter 549 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances related to the Zoning Code: Downtown Districts. 

The purpose of the amendment is to revise regulations related to currency exchanges and other payday lending institutions.

Recommended Motion: The Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division recommends that the City Planning Commission and City Council adopt the findings and approve the zoning code text amendment, amending chapters 520, 536, 541, 548, and 549, pertaining to regulations regarding payday lending establishments, including currency exchanges and industrial loan and thrift operations.

Commission Business

Adjournment

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: August 27, 2012

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  1. The exterior materials used for the addition shall compliment and be similar to the exterior materials of the principal structure on the property.

  2. Approval of the final site and elevation plans by the Department of Community Planning and Economic Development – Planning Division.

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